As a personal trainer, you already give back so much through the gift of fitness, but when we learnt about the incredible selfless act of one special My PT Hub user, we had to share!
Timothy Roberts isn’t an unfamiliar name here at My PT Hub. He has graced us with many guest blogs over the past year and is always guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of anyone that comes into contact with him.
We invited Tim to share with you guys his extra special project which you can read about below:
Hey My PT Hub Family! My name is Timothy Roberts and in 2008, I was left at a bit of a crossroad in my life.
After being fired from my career job, gaining nearly 70lbs in 2 years and trying to hold myself together, I had to make a decision.
Stay where I was? Which was truly painful, or make a change for the better!
Since then I’ve lost all 70lbs and some! I went on to run nearly 50 half and whole marathons, I competed in 12 NPC men’s physique shows and was ranked nationally, not to mention having modelled for some of the best in the industry.
But after all that, I still felt an itch. That’s where My PT Hub comes in.
Ya see, after going online with my coaching business that I had run for close to 10 years, some anxiety kicked in.
This ambient angst came from me getting so much from my business, but not thinking to ever give back!
That’s when I decided to team up with my close friend Jacob and his incredible non-profit “Project Coffee Cup”. Which helps battle the homelessness epidemic we have all over California and sadly the rest of the world. This created the opportunity for me to give back to those in need.
I hadn’t seen anyone take that step. What I had done was develop a business strategy to not only help my clients transform but to transform the lives of those in need.
So, how does it work?!
Everyone that trains with me online, is contributing to a much bigger goal. And with that support, I’ve been able to create care packs to aid those in desperate need.
I offer premium online training via my custom app wherever someone is in the world and in return we start small and build from there.
First, it’s an introduction, a cup of coffee and a hug. Then it’s a care pack, containing items that will indeed help most circumstances.
Next, we begin sending out “Filtered Straws” to those in need here, and all over the world along with ‘Bucket Filtering Systems’.
Then, a ‘Sanitation Program’ is developed. We build Hand-Pumps, do repairs or dig wells to provide more vital water sources. Starting with a small well, all the way to a SunSpring!
There are over a BILLION people who lack access to safe water and nearly 50,000 people in your own backyard of L.A who are about to get a hug and at the very least, a cup of joe!
And when I say WE, I mean US! This is the beginning of my revolution to help others while helping others. It’s a cycle of love that will be impossible to stop.
A few weeks ago now I joined Jacob from Project Coffee Cup, along with some of my awesome clients who came along to volunteer and we helped to package up 50,000 meals for those less fortunate!
My mission at the end of the day is to educate those who are struggling and lost. So that I can make a much more substantial impact on my brothers and sisters who are less fortunate and in need.
This one for one system has been a huge success so far. I’m excited to see how far this takes me, as my vision is to create a better environment for those who are entering homelessness and hopefully help them get out of it.
For those of you who would like to train and join me in my efforts, simply visit BodiesByTim.com. Or, if you have any questions on how you can help give that little something extra back, please do not hesitate to reach out to me through Instagram! @bodiesbytim